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The COVID-19 Guidelines of the Republic of Korea
WHO Country & Technical Guidance
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO’s essential role is to collect data, evaluate it, and advise countries on how to respond. Some countries experienced difficulty balancing the demands of responding to COVID-19 with maintaining the delivery of other health services. To help these countries, the WHO’s guidance includes a list of actions that countries should consider for maintaining access to high-quality essential health services for all. Since January 2020, more than 100 documents for COVID-19 were published and reviewed by WHO teams and experts from around the world. About half of these documents are technical guidance, such as how to find and test cases, how to provide safe and appropriate care for people depending on the severity of their illness, how to trace and quarantine contacts, how to prevent transmission, how to protect health care workers, and how to help communities to respond appropriately. It suggests that a country’s health decision makers can adapt the guidance for their country context (WHO Country and Technical Guidance, 2020).
To view all of WHO’s country and technical guidance on COVID-19 please visit our publications hub
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A guide to WHO’s guidance
17 July 2020
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All technical guidance by topic
Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19
Surveillance, rapid response teams, and case investigation
National laboratories
Country-level coordination, planning, and monitoring
Clinical care
Infection prevention and control / WASH
Serology and Early Investigation protocols
Essential resource planning
Guidance for schools, workplaces & institutions
Risk communication and community engagement
Virus origin/Reducing animal-human transmission
Travel, Points of Entry and Border Health
Naming the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Humanitarian operations, camps, refugees/migrants in non-camps and other fragile settings
Health workers
Maintaining Essential Health Services and Systems
Figure 9. WHO Country and Technical Guidance, 2020
International Agency and Institution
International Agency and Institution Website
World Health Organization (WHO): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard
United Nations (UN): UN Response to COVID-19
Asian Development Bank (ADB): ADB response to COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
European Union (EU): COVID-19
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI): COVID-19 Dashboard
United States Agency for International Development (USAID): COVID-19 Response
World Bank (WB): The World Bank Group’s Response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Pandemic
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Tackling coronavirus (COVID 19)
International Vaccine Institute (IVI): COVID-19
GIZ (Germany; the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
Robert Koch Institut (Germany): COVID-19 in Germany
UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ELAC)
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA): COVID-19 Information Hub
Africa CDC: COVID-19
World Economic Forum (WEF): COVID Action Platform
Country (Government Sector) Website
North America
United States:
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Government of Canada
Asia & Oceania
Republic of Korea:
Ministry of Health and Welfare
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
New Zealand:
Ministry of Health
Department of Health
National Health Commission
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Health
The Philippines:
Department of Health
Ministero della Salute
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Belgian Government
United Kingdom:
Government of UK
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